A FRANCISCAN BLESSING
May God bless you with discomfort
At easy answers, half truth and superficial relationships,
So that you may live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with anger
At injustice, oppression and exploitation of people,
So that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.
May God bless you with tears
To shed for those who suffer from pain,
Rejection, starvation and war,
So that you may reach out your hand to comfort them.
And to turn their pain into joy.
May God bless you with enough foolishness
To believe that you can make a difference in this world,
So that you can do what others claim cannot be done.
This blessing was read at the STEVE DE GRUCHY MEMORIAL SERVICE ON TUE 24 APRIL 2012.